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#1 of 4 Old 01-25-2012, 01:51 PM - Thread Starter
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My almost 12 yr old has been asking of late about menstruation, over the last year or two, and I have been giving her info as she requests.  She sees my cup/cloth pad supply, and knows what they are for.  I don't visibly "suffer" like cramps or stuck in bed, so that is good LOL!  She's got a good grasp of the physical stuff of it, but although I think she has a way to go until the time comes (she barely has breast buds). 


I want something more "earthy"/spiritual to do--share with her about the whole thing.  Sorta like some special cloth pads we pick, ceremony or symbolism (although we are not pagan or anything in practice), or a special gift.  The gift is where I am stumped as she is not into jewlery, makeup, nailpolish etc...if anything she tends to be a tomboy.  I am in particular looking for books...she has the American Girl published book about girls/growing up, but some of it is pretty clinical.  I am looking for more of a book that talks about womenhood, or different cultural slants on the whole thing, or that emphasizes ceremony.


Does anyone have any ideas, or sites that sell "packages" as it were?  I would greatly appreciate it!


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Mostly bumping this thread.  I am pretty sure my dd doesn't want a ceremony, but I think she would want to acknowledge the event.  She has never been bashful about any puberty related thing yet.  I am also not sure what to do about pads, etc.  She was so sensitive to diapers (I used cloth, but found out soon that we couldn't use a disposable even on trips).  I know that she doesn't want "cloth pads".  I wonder if the seventh generation pads would bother her.  


For gifts, I have thought about a book of quotations by women, a journal, or something.  I think though that she might prefer that we just have a "date" together.  



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Maybe a really nice engraved journal? 




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Is this something she wants?

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